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$9.9 Million Dividend to be Paid to 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program Policyholders

4A's Benefits

2017 was another great year for the 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program, with covered payroll remaining steady at $10.3 billion, and insured employees of 152,000. The 4A’s Captive continues its favorable claims trend while insuring more payroll for less premium in 2017. This overall reduction in the cost of insurance has provided a cash flow benefit during the policy year, while still providing a dividend.

The Workplace Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation FAQ

The 4A’s National HR Council has developed a comprehensive FAQ to help agency leaders and HR/talent leaders to address essential questions related to workplace bullying, harassment, intimidation.

California Passes Nation’s Strictest Privacy Law

Government Relations

Following in the wake of the recent GDPR compliance deadline, California has now passed the nation’s strictest privacy law. On June 28th the California Legislature passed AB 375, or the “California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.” Our 4A’s Washington, D.C. office has been working closely with our partners and allies to determine next steps.

The 4A’s Announces Board Shifts and Appointments

Marketing & Communications

The 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, today announced several notable shifts and appointments to its board of directors. Effective immediately, Sharon Napier, CEO of Partners + Napier, has moved from board secretary/treasurer to the co-vice chair role left vacant last year by Greg Stern, following the BSSP CEO’s appointment to 4A’s chairman. Christine Fruechte, CEO of Colle McVoy, replaces Napier as secretary/treasurer.

Organizing Your Agency for Social: Social Media Team Frameworks, Staffing & Future-Proofing

Available to non-members for a limited time. The 4As’ social media committee has written a comprehensive white paper to help agencies organize a social media practice for sustainability and success for their clients and business.

4A’s Digital Horizons Series Whitepaper: Accessibility

The 4A’s Digital Horizons Series explores the current and near future landscape of digital technology and innovation in the advertising industry. This whitepaper, “Accessibility,” provides the why and how of inclusive design, authored by Alison Walden, Director of Technology and Mike Quattrin, Senior Experience Developer at SapientRazorfish.

Do You Have an Advertising-Related Legal Question?

The 4A’s legal consultation program is now in its 18th year. The feedback from the participating law firms and the 4A’s members who have utilized this service has been excellent.

Fuel Lines

Research Services

View Fuel Lines, a blog by Michael Gass, for ideas on the use of social media to fuel agency new business.

Member Bulletin: 4A’s Announces New Positioning

Marketing & Communications

In this member bulletin, 4A’s shares information about the 4A’s new positioning, including the new 4A’s Promise and updated member Code of Conduct.

Best Practice Guidance: Agency Search Agreements (AKA New Business NDA’s)

The purpose of this position paper is to provide agencies with best practice guidance relating to obtaining formal agreements between an agency and a prospective client during the marketer’s search for agency resources or a marketer’s request for proposal.

Best Practice Guidance: Ownership of Agency Ideas, Plans and Work Developed During the New Business Process

This 4A’s position paper provides agencies with guidance on best practices relating to the ownership of agency developed ideas, plans and work created in the course of a marketer search for agency resources or a marketer request for proposal.

ROI/Attribution Providers: A Comparison of Leading Providers of Media Performance Analyses

This white paper, prepared by the 4A’s Media Measurement Committee, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and Sequent Partners, looks at offerings from the prominent providers in digital, cross-platform, multi-touch and television attribution, and marketing mix modeling, using comparable criteria.